University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,462
2.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,240
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.809%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86%
12,253 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
17,153
66.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
71.2%
1,188 Graduates

About

University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Massachusetts-Lowell were General Business Administration & Management (603 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (207 degrees), and General Psychology (192 degrees).

In 2022, 4,894 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 43.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,764 degrees), 5.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (534 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is $15,462, which is $−14,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is $15,462, which is $−14,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,240.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending University of Massachusetts-Lowell received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,462
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was $15,462. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is $−14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,240
2022 Value
30.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Massachusetts-Lowell had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,240. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Lowell grew by 30.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,710
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was of $9,710 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.988% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Lowell received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.94% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.809%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was 0.809%, which represents 29 out of the 3585 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Massachusetts-Lowell received 12,253 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.92% annual growth. Out of those 12,253 applicants, 10,532 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 17,153 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,532
Accepted Out of 12,253

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Lowell was 86% (10,532 admissions from 12,253 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.92%, while admissions declined by −0.312%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2022)
602
Scores Submitted (2022)

31% of enrolled first-time students at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Lowell had a total enrollment of 17,153 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is 11,374 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,779. This means that 66.3% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 12.3% Asian, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.54% Black or African American, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.0933% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0408% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33%), followed by White Female (19.9%) and Asian Male (8.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.7%), followed by White Female (17.2%) and Asian Male (3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,153 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is 11,374 and the part-time enrollment is 5,779. This means that 66.3% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Massachusetts-Lowell had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,871 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,109 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,025 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is 51.7% White, 12.3% Asian, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.54% Black or African American, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.0933% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0408% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,113 students (6.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 602 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is white (2,764 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (534 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is General Business Administration & Management (603 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (207 degrees) and General Psychology (192 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (913 degrees awarded), Protective Services (417 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (483 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Other managers (1,123,061 people), Software developers (1,089,844 people), Accountants & auditors (1,082,414 people), Financial managers (545,992 people), and Chief executives & legislators (531,496 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2022 are Engineering (913 degrees awarded), Protective Services (417 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (483 degrees), English (94 degrees), and Business (1,241 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Engineering (913 degrees awarded), Protective Services (417 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (483 degrees), English (94 degrees), and Business (1,241 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Computer Systems Design (1,502,775 people), Elementary & secondary schools (837,139 people), Construction (709,137 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (701,852 people), and Banking & related activities (614,247 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Engineering (913 degrees awarded), Protective Services (417 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (483 degrees), English (94 degrees), and Business (1,241 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 603 degrees awarded
  2. 207 degrees awarded
  3. 192 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was General Business Administration & Management with 603 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,748
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,146
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,748 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, which is 1.28 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 682 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.61 times more than the 423 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 423 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.62 times less than the 682 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 44% of students graduating from University of Massachusetts-Lowell completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is Female and White (80.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.21% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,764 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    534 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    497 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is white (2,764 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (534 degrees).

6.85% of degree recipients (335 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,566 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,198 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    297 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is white male (1,566 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1198 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has an endowment valued at nearly $160M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.2%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Massachusetts-Lowell had a total salary expenditure of 535M. University of Massachusetts-Lowell employs 184 Associate professors, 152 Professors and 129 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Male Professor (106), Male Associate professor (96), and Female Associate professor (88).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 187 employees, Management, with 174 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 159 employees.

Endowment

$160M
2022 Endowment
6.56%
decline from 2021

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has an endowment valued at about $160M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Lowell declined 6.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $213M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $45.9M - Federal
  2. $5.11M - State
  3. $248k - Local

As of 2022, University of Massachusetts-Lowell received $45.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.11M from state grants and contracts, and $248k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$208M
2022 Salaries
6.34%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Massachusetts-Lowell paid a median of $208M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($535M) and a 6.34% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$73.7M
Instructional Salaries
628
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Massachusetts-Lowell paid a total of $73.7M to 628 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
184 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
187 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell were Associate professor with 184 employees, Professor with 152 employees, and Lecturer with 129 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 187 employees, Management with 174 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 159 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was Male Professor with 106 employees, Male Associate professor with 96 employees, and Female Associate professor with 88 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

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